A Beautiful Outing at Queen Maeve’s Cairn

Yesterday I decided to go on a beautiful outing to Queen Maeve’s Cairn which is located on Knocknarea Mountain in Strandhill, Co. Sligo with my family because the weather was lovely and sunny. We parked our car at the Knocknarea Mountain Car Park. As we were climbing up Knocknarea Mountain I enjoyed looking at the view of all the beaches and scenery in Sligo. It took us about 40 minutes to reach the summit to see Queen Maeve’s Cairn. The distance of the walk was 1.2 km. I saw everything very clearly in the lovely weather. On the way down I had to walk very slowly with my camera because I didn’t want to drop it.

In this photo there is a view of Strandhill Airport and the Runway.

Queen Maeve’s Cairn is a Neolithic passage tomb that is about 55 metres wide and 10 metres high. This passage tomb was probably built between 3,200 and 3,500 BC. It is estimated to contain 30,000 tons of stone.

We were planning to go to Strandhill Beach after we have been to Knocknarea Mountain but there were a lot of people there so we decided to go to a different beach to stay safe from COVID 19. We found a beach which is located at Streamstown near Ballysadare. I enjoyed having a picnic and looking at the mountains there.

On our way back home we went on a road to the Ox Mountains to take a look at all the scenery. There was a river that we have decided to stop at to get out of the car for a bit. I took some lovely photographs of the rocks and stones at the river.

I really enjoyed our outing. It was my very first time to visit Queen Maeve’s Cairn and Streamstown Beach.

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